What's your expectations of Donald Young in 2012?

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  1. eric draven

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    I've never been a huge fan of his, largely because of the sense of entitlement he seemed to have since hitting the tour. He also didn't seem to work as hard as he could have until recently. That aside, do you think he's topped out hitting 38 in the world or is he going to improve?
     
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    I'd like to see him get stronger mentally and move up to the top 25. It could happen because he covers the court so well. He needs to play more like Murray and keep grinding out with that super heavy spin he uses. I can imagine it would be tiring as hell to face a guy who can move like him and keeps firing back with heavy spin that you have to time out perfectly over and over.

    To do this he needs to get his serve better, and he needs to commit to not going for his attack shot until he really has an opening.
     
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    I agree, especially in regards to his shot selection. He seems to pull the trigger too often during points but showed better strategy towards the end of the year last year.

    Think you're right about the serve too. As a lefty he doesn't seem to capitalize on it as much as he should.
     
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    I think he's done pretty well with his serve. Of course he can improve it but it's pretty effective.

    Hopefully top 25 next year...
     
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    Golden CYGS + WTF, no losses

    expectations have never been higher for poor Donald
     
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    I expect him to throw a tantrum or two
     
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    I expect Young will have a lot more fun doing his job than most people.
     
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    A true shocker: he learns to wear a cap properly!
     
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    I think this kid is on the up and up. He seems to have pulled his head out of his *ss and started to realise he isn't a superstar to whom other pro's should bow. If he keeps his newly level head he will go top 20 or maybe even 15. Don't forget,he IS a lefty.
    Edit: Sorry,not in 1 year. Maybe career. In 2012,top 30 maybe 25.
     
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  15. eric draven

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    Seems like most agree he's potential top 25 material but no one seems to think that he's going to make top ten.
     
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